[ubuntu-uk] run application in a terminal

Gordon Burgess-Parker gordon at gbpcomputing.co.uk
Wed Jul 1 10:56:49 BST 2009

Norman Silverstone wrote:
> I have searched and failed to find an answer to my problem, perhaps I am
> not asking the right question. On my desktop there is a folder
> containing some software called VueScan. To run the software I open the
> folder, find a blue square standing on a point and double click and away
> we go. What I would like to try is running the programme as root how do
> I do this, please?
> Norman

Presumably the blue square has a name and an executable linked to it?
Right-click on it, choose Properties.
Then in a terminal do "sudo {path to file name}/file name}"

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